Writing college essays can be a stressful and frustrating experience for students who hope to get into the college of their choice. A lot of work is put into the writing and editing process, and the pressure can cause students to overthink and exhaust themselves trying to write the perfect essay. Here are a few tips to pass along to your child while he or she is working on the essays:
Attending your child’s parent-teacher conference is very important, as they allow parents to see how well their child’s progress, learning, and behavior is in school. However, it can be difficult for parents to appropriately communicate concerns to teachers, especially if a child is not doing well in learning or behavior. To help get prepared for your child’s conference, here are a few things to think about:
Fall is the perfect time for creating crafts that the whole family can participate in and enjoy. There are many DIY art projects that can be made at low cost by using colorful items around your own backyard!
College entrance exams are often more intimidating - and more stressful - than any other test students will take while in school. Because these test scores are a major part of the college admissions process, the pressure to perform and score well can be overwhelming for teens. However, there are a number of ways that parents can help alleviate pressure and encourage their children to do their best. Take a look at the following tips that may help your student get prepared the the exams!
Volunteering in the community can help students give back to local organizations and broaden their worldview when working with people they might not ordinarily encounter. It can also help students gain valuable experience that can be used when applying to jobs and colleges. Below are a few local organizations that students can volunteer at and support!
Habits kids develop when they are young can follow them into adulthood, so it’s important that parents help their children establish healthy habits early on. The following are tips that can help your family stay fit and strong for years to come!
No matter how much they love school, transitioning from summer break back into the classroom can be difficult for many students. After several months out of school, it’s important to jump back into regular routines as soon as possible to get the year off to a good start. Below are three strategies to help students get back into the groove after summer break!
Many high school students spend their summers working part time jobs. These jobs allow them to earn their own money, practice making smart financial choices, and even save for college. With the new school year approaching, however, it is now time for many students to decide whether or not they will keep their summer jobs.
Senior year can be an exciting - and overwhelming - time for many students. Between the many “lasts” they will experiencing along with the pressure to make it a year to remember, senior year can be filled with highs, lows, and plenty of nerves. However, with college just around the corner it is important that students stay focused on their goal of getting to graduation. The following tips can help students as they prepare for their final year of high school.
With the start of the new school year just a few short weeks away, many families are on the hunt for school supplies. While specific supplies may differ from class to class and teacher to teacher, there are several essentials that every student needs. Because supplies are far cheaper during the back to school season than any other time of the year, now is the time to stock up on these school-time essentials.
Labor Day is best known as the holiday that marks the end of summer and the start of the new school year. However, the holiday was originally intended to do much more than mark when it is no longer appropriate to wear white. The following is a brief history of Labor Day and why it is still celebrated today.
While they may want to spend their entire paychecks on clothes, music, or video games, it is important to teach kids the basics of budgeting with their summer income. Doing so will not only help them be more responsible with their summer paychecks, but can also teach them the tools to be better with money as young adults.
Many Americans view July 4th, 1776 as the beginning of our nation’s history. However, 22 years earlier on July 4th, 1754 a battle occurred that, while minor at the time, would set the United States on a path towards independence.